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Kevin Hart Still Beats Josh Fogg?

At the same time that I was absorbing the less-than-stellar performance of Kevin Hart in today's game, I ran across a piece by R.J. Anderson on Fangraphs. To no one's surprise,

 

Hart’s issue has been control. He’s finding the zone at a career rate of 45.5%. Of qualified starters last year, only Joe Saunders (43.8%) pitched within the zone less often.

But Anderson also notes that batters tend not to make great contact against Hart. Therein lies the rub. Can you run someone out as a starter who walks this many people? But you know that control issues are unlikely to get resolved in the irregular work of a major league reliever. Thus far, of course, McCutchen is busy trying to make any starting role for Hart non-existent.

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